The Polar Bears
Film poster
Directed byJohn Stevenson
David Scott
Written byDavid Reynolds
Produced byRidley Scott
Tony Scott
Michael Costigan
StarringLin-Manuel Miranda
Armie Hammer
Jonathan Adams
Megyn Price
Lola Augspurger
Edited byDavid Burrows
Jonathan Tappin
Music byEdward Shearmur
Distributed byThe Coca-Cola Company
Release date
  • December 31, 2012 (2012-12-31)
Running time
7 minutes and 20 seconds
CountryUnited States

The Polar Bears is a 2012 animated short film presented by The Coca-Cola Company, produced by Ridley Scott, written by David Reynolds, and directed by John Stevenson.[1] The film features the voices of Lin-Manuel Miranda, Armie Hammer, Jonathan Adams, and Megyn Price. The film is based on Coca-Cola's iconic polar bears and was released on the company's website and YouTube channel on December 31, 2012.[2][3]


Kaskae leads his family of polar bears across the Arctic Circle to give a speech to other polar bears. Jak, the troublemaker in the family, is given the task of looking after his little sister Kaia along with his elder brother Zook. Hearing part of Kaskae's speech about reaching new heights, Jak rushes to the peak of the tundra with Zook trailing him. As soon as both brothers reach the top, Jak shoves Zook before they both slide down and crash their father's speech. The family then discovers an unattended Kaia dancing with a flock of puffins. The other polar bears are not amused by the scene, as their kind are not supposed to socialize with the puffins, but Jak jumps in the water to join in the fun. Kaskae then orders everyone to be silent before he and the rest of the family jump in to play in the water.



  1. ^ "The Polar Bears". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved July 1, 2016.
  2. ^ "Ridley Scott and Coke Reintroduce You to the Polar Bears in Short Film". Advertising Age. 2013-01-03. Retrieved 2015-03-24.
  3. ^ Berkowitz, Joe (2013-01-04). "Coke's Polar Bears Are Back in Ridley Scott-Produced Film". Fast Company. Retrieved 2015-03-24.